Driving conditions

Different weather conditions should affect the way you drive

We want you to keep safe on the road, even more so when driving conditions are bad including in the rain, snow or fog.

If it is wet, snowing, icy, foggy, or windy, slow down. Increase your distance behind other vehicles. Make sure that there is enough room between your car and the vehicle in front to allow you to stop suddenly if you need to.

Make sure you are aware of what is happening around you. Check your speedometer, rear vision and side mirrors frequently and look well ahead to try to anticipate problems before they confront you.

When visibility is reduced, use dipped headlights. Don’t leave your lights on full beam when approaching or following other motorists. It dazzles other drivers and can cause them to be distracted or even blinded, which is dangerous. For similar reasons, only use fog lights when it is appropriate to do so.

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